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Special Issue "Advances on the Neuroprotective Effect of Food and Natural Bioactive Compounds on Alzheimer 2.0"

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Bioactives and Nutraceuticals".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Alejandro Cifuentes
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Guest Editor
Laboratory of Foodomics, CIAL, National Research Council of Spain (CSIC), Madrid, Spain
Interests: foodomics; metabolomics; food science; food bioactivity; food safety; natural compounds; hyphenated techniques; mass spectrometry; advanced analytical techniques; colon cancer; Alzheimer
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

At present, there exists an ever-growing interest in the potential health benefits that some food/natural components may confer. Amongst the different bioactivities studied related to the consumption of health-promoting food/natural components, their possible neuroprotective effect is gaining importance, due to the huge negative impact that neurodegenerative diseases (ND) have on society. Indeed, the possibility of finding some dietary/natural components, such as terpenes, alkaloids, carbohydrates, polyphenols, peptides, etc., that able to positively prevent ND has evolved in a research line of great significance. However, to date, the mechanisms through which their neuroprotective activities would be exerted are still under discussion and in many cases largely unknown in several ND, especially in the case of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). At present, AD is considered an incurable disease, and treatments are only focused on alleviating symptoms. For this reason, the prevention of the development of this disease is of utmost importance. In this regard, this Special Issue might be a very useful tool to discuss the neuroprotective effects of dietary/natural compounds at a molecular level against this pandemic illness. This Special Issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences will contain both research and review papers by recognized experts in this field concerning various aspects related to the neuroprotective effect of food and natural bioactive compounds on different models of Alzheimer’s.

Prof. Dr. Elena Ibáñez
Prof. Alejandro Cifuentes
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. International Journal of Molecular Sciences is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

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  • Alzheimer
  • neurodegenerative disease
  • natural products
  • food ingredients
  • nutraceuticals
  • bioactive compounds
  • functional foods
  • neuroprotective effects
  • foodomics
  • green extraction
  • advanced analytical techniques

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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